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Ninja Sends Message to Epic Games on Potential Meta Changes and New Material Limit in Fortnite

Published: 21/Jun/2018 20:43 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games caused a storm amongst Fortnite fans on June 21st, after stating their desire to lessen the reliance on ‘build-offs’ by introducing a lower building materials cap.

They also strongly hinted towards weakening shotguns and rockets, essentially overhauling the current meta of the battle royale game, which has concerned some high profile players.

Top Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja also gave his initial thoughts via his stream, discussing both the building materials as well as how they can (or have already been) tweaking the meta.

Epic Games made it clear that one of their objectives with the changes is too keep the game feeling “fresh and new”, but Ninja feels there are better ways to go about this.

He begins by explaining that the meta has already been frequently changing, at least in regards to weapons and equipment.

“It’s already like that, for example the stink grenades and the LMG, it changed the meta so much. And to always keep the game fresh by adding new things but not by changing building – the core.”

So listen to my words Epic – just keep doing what you are doing, don’t limit me to 500 materials, please. My fear, if say they cap it at 500 across the board, you’re going to have a potential situation where a bad player is just spraying you, and you run out of materials.

That would make the good player rage, because that is the skill gap, that is. I took the time to farm 999 wood, by golly I want to use it!”

So, Ninja reckons that the developers should keep to their tried and tested method of continually adding new weapons, items and equipment in order to keep the game fresh, rather than mess with the core functionality of building.

Keep it the way it is. Continue to constantly, forever, change the meta by slowly adding new items that can just mix it up. And they’ve been doing that, and they just need to keep doing that and not lose themselves. They’re doing that.

Currently, it is still unclear if these changes posed by Epic Games will be implemented, but feedback from high profile players like Ninja and others will no doubt go into their decision making.


Fortnite leak reveals size of upcoming Venom skin and it’s scary

Published: 30/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leak has revealed the size of the upcoming Venom skin, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty big.

Over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, some of the most well-known and much loved Marvel character have been available to purchase as a skin, or have had their abilities be playable in-game.

That includes the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Groot, but there are still some characters that have been rumored, and even leaked, to be coming to the battle royale that still haven’t made an appearance. 

Venom, the adversary of Spider-Man, has been teased as a new skin given that his abilities have been seen in-game through the Marvel limited-time mode. Though, a first-look hasn’t been leaked just yet. 

Epic Games
Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

Well, while leakers haven’t been able to show off the new skin just yet, they have been able to reveal just how big it’ll look in-game. 

“Venom is confirmed to be a skin and it’s supposed to be large like Brutus,” reliable leaker HYPEX tweeted on October 29. As anyone who has played the last few seasons of Fortnite knows, Brutus is one of the game’s bigger and bulky characters. 

So, it looks like Venom will be coming in his bigger than usual form – rather than fitting into a usually tiny frame like Jonesy or the other defaults. Though, some fans would also like to see a normal Eddie Brock skin, similar to how there’s also a Tony Stark skin. 

On top of the Venom confirmation, HYPEX also noted that fellow leaker intercelluar uncovered two other skins with the code names ‘PinkRaptor’ and ‘LunchBox’.

Given that Epic Games love to hide their skin behind these cryptic names, there’s no telling for sure as to what they could be, and we’ll just have to wait until a leaker manages to make them public.